Most of the time you'll be teaching students from their own textbooks to help them with class work. If you do need further resources the local Teacher Store will have what you need. You will probably develop your own tutoring toolbox with learning aids that you enjoy working with, like flash cards, learning software games, workbooks, etc.
How do you get Started?
It's as simple as saying I'm a tutor, well ok not that simple but it can be somewhat easy. Simply spread that word among your family, friends, neighbors, church, etc. that you have opened a children's tutoring business. Let them know what you are specializing in and more than likely your first student or students will come from friends or neighbors.
Besides sharing the word among friends and family it would also be beneficial to you to let your local schools know about your services. Call and speak to the principal or teachers that work in the area that you are specializing in.
There are many great benefits to starting your own tutoring business - flexible schedule, fulfillment of helping others, and the ability to have your own home based business are just a few. If you enjoy working with children and are patient, then a children's tutoring service business may be just right for you.
Are You Thinking of Starting a Tutoring Business from Home?
I tutored on a private basis and through agencies. The agency for which I mainly worked would not allow anyone to tutor at their home and they insisted that a parent or other responsible person always be in the house. This is to ensure child protection.
I once did a tuition where I drove about 25 miles to the client's house each day for three days and then spent each day giving a full revision course for advanced level Religious Studies. That was lucrative.
Another source of tuition income was when I worked for a private college, who sometimes took on Easter revision courses for private candidates. These last two or three days.
I once had a disagreement with a colleague, who thought my rates too low. My reply was that she was tutoring in opulent Altrincham, whereas I was tutoring in less rich Stretford and surrounding areas, and that you have to set your price at what the local market will be able to take.
I have tutored, both for a service and at home for myself. I did get a relatively inexpensive rider for my insurance, since it did not cover business related injuries, and a student could trip over something. Also, a friend, now deceased, used to tutor, and told me setting too low of a price could cause loss of work, since people assume you know what your services are worth. The real profit is in opening a business that tutors and does test preparation. They hire tutors in fields they have no experience or education in. They then take a part of the profit. The problem is getting an inexpensive enough building with many small rooms for noise reasons. Finding tutors is the easier part. They then get a percentage of many tutors' work while the tutors help students at the same time.
As for online, there are large publishing companies that hire tutors. They then obtain and distribute the work.
I worked for several years part time as a correspondence tutor, teaching Advanced Level Religious Studies for the Rapid Results College and writing their course books. I worked from home and only stopped correspondence tutoring because the college abandoned the sort of course that I tutored.
Frank and I have both tutored . MY husband is an A level Maths tutor in South Manchester. There is never a shortage of work . We haven't thought of online tuition though and your article has given me food for thought. TY for posting this.
I ran tutoring business from 1988 to 2017 and it never failed to generate a profit. I only finished because of age as I wanted to retire.